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Understanding and Treating Depression free pdf Depression has been alternately described as: a disorder of the central nervous system with a neurological basis- a mental health disease- and, an adaptive behavioural process that may hold some benefits for the person experiencing it. These different views on the nature of depression reflect the lack of a comprehensive model of depression, and the various perspectives that have been taken when attempting to understand why depression occurs, how it proceeds, and what are the most effective ways of either treating it or avoiding it. "Understanding and Treating Depression: Biological, Psychological and Behavioral Perspectives" addresses this issue by reviewing the literature from the areas mentioned above. To elucidate the nature of depression, how it emerges from otherwise 'normal' behaviour patterns, why it should exist at all, and how it might best be treated, this book presents a series of perspectives, beginning with the incidence and effects of depression, some historical views of depression, the currently accepted definitions of depression, the various methods of identifying and assessing depression, and the subtypes of this disorder. This book then culminates in a comprehensive model of depression. Working from this model, a discussion of the implications it has for treatment options is undertaken, with some suggestions for good clinical practice. This is not a clinical 'how-to' textbook, but rather an attempt to draw together research findings that are relevant to an encompassing model of depression.

About Christopher F. Sharpley

Dr Christopher Sharpley, BA, BSc, Med (Hons), PhD, is a Registered Psychologist, a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society, and a specialist in Clinical and Counselling Psychology. He has a background in psychology and education, and has practised as a psychologist for over 30 years.

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Author : Christopher F. Sharpley
Publisher : Tilde Publishing
Data Published : 15 March 2013
ISBN : 0734611609
EAN : 9780734611604
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 210 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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